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  • JWLaRue
    Managing Editor, SubCommittee Report
    • Aug 1994
    • 4281

    Skizzenbuch: U-Boat Type VII C Project

    For all of the Type VIIC U-boat fans out there.....here is something that you will want to read.

    SubCommittee member Don Prince is making available for download a true labor of love. It's the definitive reference on how the Type VIIC U-boat was to be operated. The Skizzenbuch (sketch book) provides the detail much in the same way that the U.S. Navy piping-tab booklets provide information.

    Here's what Don has to say about his effort:
    This book - “Skizzenbuch: U-Boat Type VII C Project” is the result of over five (5) years of technical research and collaboration with: Tore Berg-Nielsen (Norway – Engineering Officer of U-995). Maciek Florek (Poland – WWII Technical Documentation Expert - Deceased in 2017), Simon J. Morris (New Zealand – Technical Artist), and Mark Hessburg (Germany - Translation Advisor).

    Several years ago, I signed a publishing contract for Skizzenbuch. However, The original German mechanical and electrical schematics required a page size of 11 x 17 inches to be readable and with a total page count of 516 pages including the book covers and the index. These factors alone took Skizzenbuch out of the publishing business along with the color requirement of well over 780 photos and diagrams. I never intended Skizzenbuch to be a for-profit endeavor; I just want it to be the reference book for the WWII German Type VII C U-Boat and for the U-Boat enthusiast. I hope you enjoy all the work and efforts that we put into this book…


    Don has taken the original German schematics and associated drawings and provided translations as well as color-coded overlays showing which components are utilized for a given operation like diving and surfacing.

    The link to download is: http://www.dropbox.com/sh/9is1eocx7q...8yH08s_-a?dl=1

    The SubCommittee is very appreciative that Don has chosen this venue as the means for making this work available.



    -many thanks,

    Jeff
    Rohr 1.....Los!
  • ccontrol
    SubCommittee Member
    • Mar 2012
    • 186

    #2
    This is a stunning piece of work. Thank you for sharing it.

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    • salmon
      Treasurer
      • Jul 2011
      • 2304

      #3
      Wow, what a gift! That is an incredible reference. Thank you!
      If you can cut, drill, saw, hit things and swear a lot, you're well on the way to building a working model sub.

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      • don prince
        SubCommittee Member
        • Feb 2003
        • 201

        #4
        Thank you...
        Don_
        Attached Files
        A man's gotta know his limitations...
        Harry Callahan, SFPD

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        • scott t
          Member
          • Feb 2003
          • 879

          #5
          Thank you for sharing!

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          • bob the builder
            Former SC President
            • Feb 2003
            • 1360

            #6
            Wow! This looks like amazing stuff! Thanks so much!


            Bob
            The Nautilus Drydocks - Exceptional Products for the World of R/C Submarines - www.nautilusdrydocks.com

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            • don prince
              SubCommittee Member
              • Feb 2003
              • 201

              #7
              Hi Jeff,

              Here are the attached photos of the only known printed version of Skizzenbuch. The metal leather covered post binder and the 11 x 17 inch 80 pound card stock paper and the printing cost came to about $690.00. This was my Christmas present to me!

              Regards,
              Don_
              Attached Files
              Last edited by don prince; 01-13-2020, 09:54 PM.
              A man's gotta know his limitations...
              Harry Callahan, SFPD

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              • JWLaRue
                Managing Editor, SubCommittee Report
                • Aug 1994
                • 4281

                #8
                Don,

                That looks amazing! (It's really disappointing that the publisher backed out....I was looking forward to seeing printed copies)

                -Jeff
                Rohr 1.....Los!

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                • don prince
                  SubCommittee Member
                  • Feb 2003
                  • 201

                  #9
                  Hello All,

                  I don't know when, but the download file got corrupted in my Dropbox folder and would not display the full 11 x 17 page. I just uploaded the file again and all looks OK. I apologize for the problem...

                  Don_
                  A man's gotta know his limitations...
                  Harry Callahan, SFPD

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                  • don prince
                    SubCommittee Member
                    • Feb 2003
                    • 201

                    #10
                    Hello All,

                    Again the Skizzenbuch file was missing from the download folder. I just uploaded the file again...

                    Don_
                    A man's gotta know his limitations...
                    Harry Callahan, SFPD

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                    • scott t
                      Member
                      • Feb 2003
                      • 879

                      #11
                      Thanks Don.

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                      • tifosi12
                        SubCommittee Member
                        • Mar 2018
                        • 10

                        #12
                        When I click on the dropbox link a new browser window opens and then closes. No download.

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                        • don prince
                          SubCommittee Member
                          • Feb 2003
                          • 201

                          #13
                          Hello Tifosi12,

                          You should have downloaded the Wallet Folder and a the following Notice...

                          I apologize for your inconvenience...

                          Regards,
                          Don_
                          Attached Files
                          Last edited by don prince; 12-10-2021, 07:47 AM.
                          A man's gotta know his limitations...
                          Harry Callahan, SFPD

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